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THE Society’s ‘Year of Relationships’ is a piece of good fortune for researchers and practitioners like me, providing a unique opportunity to showcase an exciting and expanding field within psychology. In a sport context there are many personal relationships (e.g. coach–...

Why I study... The effects of exercise

When I sat down to write this article, my mind immediately regressed back to my childhood. I recalled an LP of songs from the 1970s children’s television programme The Wombles that I was given for my third...

Looking back through the mists of time, it could be argued that sport psychology (‘the application of psychological theory and methods to the understanding and enhancementof athletic performance’) has been ever present in our history. In the earliest times its role will not...

Rarely off the back pages and now with its own Division of the British Psychological Society, sport psychology has come of age. Even though some, more ‘conservative’, individuals or sports may shy away from it, sport psychology (with or without actual sport psychologists) is...

The Ryder Cup is a biennial golf tournament in which two teams of male golfers from Europe and the United States compete over three days for the 17-inch high solid gold Ryder Trophy. (The Solheim Cup is the equivalent tournament for women and will be held in September 2011)....

The increase in sports participation in England isn’t reaching government targets, yet over seven million people meet the target of three 30-minute sessions of moderate intensity sport three times a week, and huge numbers of people watch...

Legends will be born and dreams will die this summer as London becomes a crucible for the ultimate sporting competition. The pressure will be intense. How will the athletes cope? Will the heat of competition lift our sporting heroes to new heights or will it stifle their...

Inclusion for learning disability
I’ve always loved sports, being a keen player and spectator. Yet I would not have predicted several years ago, how the words ‘Olympics’ and ‘Paralympics’ would come to impact upon my life. I’ve always held a firm...